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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By : Julian Sharp
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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By: Julian Sharp

Overview of this book

The Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate (PL-200) exam tests and validates the practical skills of Power Platform users who are proficient in developing solutions by combining the tools in Power Platform and the Microsoft 365 ecosystem based on business needs. This certification guide offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the PL-200 exam so you can prepare effectively for the exam. Written in a clear, succinct way with self-assessment questions, exam tips, and mock exams with detailed explanations of solutions, this book covers common day-to-day activities involved in configuring Power Platform, such as managing entities, creating apps, implementing security, and managing system change. You'll also explore the role of a functional consultant in creating a data model in the Microsoft Dataverse (formerly Common Data Service). Moving ahead, you'll learn how to design the user experience and even build model-driven and canvas apps. As you progress, the book will show you how to manage automation and create chatbots. Finally, you'll understand how to display your data with Power BI and integrate Power Platform with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the essential concepts and techniques required to prepare for the PL-200 certification exam.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Microsoft Dataverse
Section 3: Power Apps
Section 4: Automation
Section 5: Power Virtual Agents
Section 6: Integrations

Replicating data to Azure SQL

Data Export Service replicates data from Common Data Service into an Azure SQL database or SQL Server instance running in an Azure virtual machine.

The replication is ongoing and continuous. It utilizes the change tracking feature to pull delta changes of data from Common Data Service, so it is highly efficient. 

Replicating Common Data Service to an Azure SQL database enables real-time reporting with Power BI, allows your data to be added to a data warehouse, or allows your data to be combined with data in other systems for reporting.

The Data Export Service is an add-on available from Microsoft AppSource. Here is a screenshot of the Data Export Service page in AppSource:

Figure 6.34 – Data Export Service

There is a set of prerequisites for configuring Data Export Service:

  • Install the solution from AppSource.
  • Get access to an Azure subscription.
  • Create an Azure SQL database.
  • Create an Azure key vault.
  • Enable change tracking on entities...